NWCA 2021-22 NCAA Women’s Poll

MANHEIM, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced their January NCAA Women’s Wrestling Coaches tournament rankings and their second dual rankings. King University remains on top of both polls, with McKendree University coming in second.

King stays atop the dual meet poll after winning the NWCA National Duals title over McKendree, who is ranked second. Third-place finisher North Central College is ranked third, followed by Colorado Mesa University at fourth, and Tiffin University at fifth.

King earns 118 points and is ranked first in the tournament poll, with 14 individuals ranked. McKendree also has 14 individuals ranked, including four at No. 1 as they closed the gap, earning 112 points. Simon Fraser University and North Central swap spots, with Simon Fraser moving to third with seven individuals ranked and 60 points. North Central earned 55 points, with nine individuals ranked. Augsburg University rounds out the top five with 43 points, and four individuals ranked.

Olivia Shore of Tiffin University and Emily Shilson of Augsburg stay atop the 101- and 109-pound rankings while McKendree’s Felicity Taylor moves up to the top line at 116 pounds. Karla Godinez-Gonzalez is still ranked first, but she moved to 123 pounds. King’s Montana DeLawder moves up to the top spot at 130 pounds, as does Zoe Nowicki of Adrian College at 136 pounds.

McKendree’s Alara Boyd also stayed atop the rankings but moved to 143 pounds. That cleared the way for teammate Kayla Marano to move up to the top line at 155 pounds. King is the only other school with more than one individual ranked No. 1 as Chey Bowman checks in atop the 170-pound rankings. At 191 pounds, Sydnee Kimber of McKendree stays No. 1.

The NWCA will release regional and national wrestlers of the month for the third time this season. The regional awards will be released on February 3, with the national award scheduled to come out on February 7.

NWCA Tournament Poll Methodology


  1. Olivia Shore Tiffin
  2. Sam Miller Presbyterian
  3. Angelina Gomez Emmanuel
  4. Jaclyn Mcnichols King
  5. Lizzette Rodriguez Mckendree
  6. Maddie Mackenzie Simon Fraser
  7. Brooke Thurber Uw-Stevens Point
  8. Katerina Pendergrass Gannon


  1. Emily Shilson Augsburg
  2. Samara Chavez King
  3. Pauline Granados Mckendree
  4. Alexia Seal Simon Fraser
  5. Sydney Petzinger North Central
  6. Natalie Reyna Mckendree
  7. Cassy Lopez Presbyterian
  8. Danielle Garcia King


  1. Felicity Taylor Mckendree
  2. Sage Mortimer King
  3. Jaslyn Gallegos Presbyterian
  4. Gabriela Ramos-Diaz Limestone
  5. Sugey Ceja Tiffin
  6. Kendra Ryan North Central
  7. Aliyah Rollins Mckendree
  8. Anja Tschohl Colorado Mesa


  1. Karla Godinez-Gonzalez Simon Fraser
  2. Marissa Gallegos Colorado Mesa
  3. Cheyenne Sisenstein King
  4. Amani Jones North Central
  5. Cayden Condit Lindenwood
  6. Asia Nguyen-Smith North Central
  7. Elizabeth Miller Colorado Mesa
  8. Emalie Olson William Jewell


  1. Montana Delawder King
  2. Cameron Guerin Mckendree
  3. Claire Dicugno Colorado Mesa
  4. Phoenix Dubose King
  5. Naomi Henry New Jersey City
  6. Niya Gaines North Central
  7. Mia Macaluso East Stroudsburg
  8. Anya Knappenberger Gannon


  1. Zoe Nowicki Adrian
  2. Ana Luciano King
  3. Skye Realin Mckendree
  4. Sara Sulejmani North Central
  5. Nina Makem Augsburg
  6. Emmily Patneaud Mckendree
  7. Athena Wilden Lindenwood
  8. Lana Perez Gannon


  1. Alara Boyd Mckendree
  2. Ashlynn Ortega King
  3. Katie Lange Augsburg
  4. Morgan Norris Presbyterian
  5. Kaylee Haynes Colorado Mesa
  6. London Houston King
  7. Nia Miranda Tiffin
  8. Maddie Sandquist Sacred Heart


  1. Kayla Marano Mckendree
  2. Alyvia Fiske Simon Fraser
  3. Marlynne Deede Augsburg
  4. Tiffany Baublitz King
  5. Taylor Cutler Adrian
  6. Tiera Jimerson North Central
  7. Viktorya Torres King
  8. Taylor Hites Tiffin


  1. Chey Bowman King
  2. Yelena Makoyed North Central
  3. Emily Cue Simon Fraser
  4. Joye Levendusky Mckendree
  5. Jade Herzer Uw-Stevens Point
  6. Grace Kristoff Mckendree
  7. Annabelle Helm Gannon
  8. Fiona Mcconnell North Central


  1. Sydnee Kimber Mckendree
  2. Jaycee Foeller Mckendree
  3. Nia Crosdale King
  4. Cristina Santoyo Emmanuel
  5. Katja Osteen Simon Fraser
  6. Ashley Reed Sacred Heart
  7. Sandra Guerrero New Jersey City
  8. Julia Richey Simon Fraser